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Building examples

Building a server-side example using Nmake

Examples of the latest server-side executables have been provided for testing. You can download the latest Windows Virtual Channel SDK in order to develop the server-side component.

Building a client-side example

For example on sample apps, see the download page.

Loading Sample virtual channel apps

Citrix provides Chrome packaged apps for each of the example virtual channel. You can load the apps using the following steps

  • Open new tab in Chrome browser
  • Open chrome://extensions
  • Ensure the Developer mode checkbox is ticked.
  • Click on load unpacked extensions
  • Point to the third-party sample app (for example, Ping)
  • You can see the app Id which needs to be used to configure Workspace app.

Configuring the Workspace app

Use one of the configuration methods provided for Workspace app for Chrome configuration.

Recommended is to push policy using Google Admin Console. The following represents a sample policy file:

{
    "settings": {
        "Value": {
            "settings_version": "1.0",
            "engine_settings": {
                "customVC": [ 
                    { // Should be repeated for each virtual channel to be added. Up to 3 virtual channels are supported.
                     "appId": "<third_party_chrome_app_id1>", //Id of the ping or mix or over apps or your own app.
                     "streamName": "<virtual channel name1>" //Here, CTXPING, Mix, or CTXOVER based on the VC you want to try.
                    } 
                ]
            }
        }
    }
}

Running an Example Virtual Channel

  1. Copy the server side executables.
  2. On the client,
    • Install the third-party Chrome app implementing the virtual channel
    • Configure Workspace app for Chrome.
    • Launch session using Workspace app for Chrome.